The Phoenix and the Carpet

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 69 reviews)

The Phoenix and the Carpet is a fantasy novel for children, written in 1904 by E. Nesbit. It is the second in a trilogy of novels that began with Five Children and It (1902), and follows the adventures of the same five protagonists – Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and the Lamb. Their mother buys the children a new carpet to replace the one from the nursery that was destroyed in an unfortunate fire accident. Through a series of exciting events, the children find an egg in the carpet which cracks into a talking Phoenix. The Phoenix explains that the carpet is a magical one that will grant them three wishes per day. (Summary from Wikipedia) (6 hr 37 min)


The Egg 34:07 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Topless Tower 40:32 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
The Queen Cook 46:19 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
Two Bazaars 32:24 Read by K Hindall
The Temple 32:53 Read by K Hindall
Doing Good 27:20 Read by ink tree
Mews from Persia 34:14 Read by Padraig O'hIceadha
The Cats, the Cow, and the Burglar 34:06 Read by Padraig O'hIceadha
The Burglar's Bride 32:12 Read by Padraig O'hIceadha
The Hole in the Carpet 23:14 Read by Marion
The Beginning of the End 29:28 Read by kindlibrarian
The End of the End 30:19 Read by Alana Jordan



(3.5 stars)

Dear E. Nesbit fans, I disagree with CauseMoMo (sorry if I got the name wrong) very much so for this amazing book is great for all ages large or small. P.S. It shan't be tolerated.

nice :-)

(2.5 stars)

strange book ! magic

great for all ages!!!!!!!!!

(5 stars)

I love this book very easy to comprehend I think, unlike that idiot who has no idea what they're talking about,I think the name was causemomo (stupid name by the way).I agree with booksnail , lucan b is right

The Phoenix

(5 stars)

it's one of my favorite E. Nesbit books :) I grew up with these stories


(4.5 stars)

Good, strong readers. Wonderful story line! Lovely for all ages! Enjoy!

this is an awesome book you must read it

(5 stars)


(5 stars)

CauseMoMo Is wrong, great for all

sub ruby uh tc eg yu y catty by TCS ecce etc y tubing TCS edgy i

(5 stars)

sccvhab enemy uh t the r